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they will rough it up around food distribution like we did the people in new orleans. >> when they were saying they were rioting. i said wouldn't you do the same thing. >> that's right. >> that's it for us. i'm going to see you back here at 10:00. in the meantime anderson cooper has a very special edition of the haiti disaster for you. welcome to our special coverage of port-au-prince a broken city, a crippled country, full of people struggling to survive the disaster. tuesday afternoon is when the nightmare began. near 5:00 the earth started shaking, 10 mills from here close to the surface. the worst kind of quake in one of the poorest places on the earth. the destruction was plain for everyone to see. buildings collapsed, floor after florida literally pancaking down. roofs landing in basements.
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people buried inside. schools, churches, homes, hospitals destroyed. with the airport control tower damage the early shipments delayed. american forces turning this airstrip into one of the busiest on earth. food and supplies are arriving, getting them where they are needed is slow, difficult and frustrating. 6,000 u.s. troops have arrived and an army of rescue troops. the first days the haitian people were the heroes themselves. the people of port-au-prince who banded together, neighbors helping neighbors, family members digging through rubble, searching for their loved ones, sometimes complete strangers lending their hands, their sweat, their blood to get through the rubble to those who are still living. one of the small victories we saw, an incredible moment we saw when we first got here. the rescue of a girl named bee.
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for many, a struggle to live continues. we've heard there may be somebody who is alive buried in there. the people on the street say there is a 15-year-old buried alive there and they are talking. we are going to try and see if that is the case and if there is anything we can do. the street, i have never seen anything like this. it is complete devastation. this is downtown port-au-prince, a few blocks from the presidential palace and the national cathedral which is destroyed. atop a pile of rubble that used to be a building we find a small group of men who have been digging for five hours who has been here. her feet are the only thing visible. she is a 13-year-old girl. she is clearly alive. she is yelling out. you can see her feet.
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> she is clearly in pain. they discovered her early this morning. it is now a little past 12:00. they are still digging. they are not clear how they are going to get her out. they have one shovel. they don't have any heavy earth moving equipment. they have to be careful of what they are moving. they are afraid if they move this slab on top of her other pieces of cement could crush her. they are arguing over what to d next. >> bee's brother can do nothing. he stands by listening to his sister's cries. this man says his father is trapped in the building but is already dead. i don't have a father anymore, he cries. gone. had i been in the house i wouldn't be here anymore either. worried more aftershocks may come and destroy the building
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bea's family and friends worked frantically. panel toly after being trapped for more than 18 hours the men make a small hole and pull bea out. she is alive. she is finally free. did you think you would come out alive? efelt i would live, she says. i wasn't scared. people were dying below me. i could hear them. i wasn't scared. my heart didn't skip a beat. i heard them crying, she says. i heard an old lady crying, god, i'm dying, last night. i heard my aunt running and a big block fell on her. bea's aunt is dead. she and three others have been covered in cloths and laid out on the street. bea's uncle wants me to see her face.
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this man has lost four family members. he showed me his wife's body under a should. he is worried at another family member who is american. he believes she is trapped in that building as well and pretty sure she is dead. there is no telling how long it will be before he knows how many people he has lost. this is just one building. this is just one block. the suffering here has just begun. even though time is running out to find anyone alive, the people keep trying. gary tuchman has been all over this city. it's an extraordinary thing that we're witnessing. >> it is awful. when we landed wednesday the first thing we did was talk to the prime minister of haiti. he said this is worse than we could expect. he was right. we spent hours going down the streets of port-au-prince. every street had its horrifying story. on tuesday this was a neighborhood with apartment
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buildings, now it is the worst devastation i have ever seen this is worst than any horror movie you have seen. you can see here people looking for bodies of loved ones, loved ones who are missing. as we are walking past we see bodies under the rocks that are obviously lifeless. what is horrifying is on the other side of the street they have tried their best to give people killed some respect putting sheets on top of their bodies. this street is covered with people who died in the earthquake and there is nobody here to recover the bodies. perhaps the most worrisome thing and the thing that is upsetting the most is what is happening back here. the search for possible survivors. there is not one rescue worker. not one emergency worker. and most importantly, no equipment. people are digging by hand. one man said he heard noises but there is no way to lift these heavy rocks, no way to lift this heavy concrete if there is someone trapped who is alive.
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what is so scary and horrifying is we are seeing children who walk by these bodies and look so frightened when they see these bodies. rescue workers here, the civilians, are looking for flies and insects. the children are walking fast, but they are looking anyway. the people here are looking for flies. when the flies fly over here there may be survivors. you hear some excitement but it is not because they have seen a body. there is an argument about how to proceed with the search. the sight and smells here are just unbelievable. this is a situation you can never possibly imagine that nobody should ever have to endure. this is one of the most beautiful parts of port-au-prince because this is where the presidential palace is. this kplexemplifies the disaste. look at this beautiful building in downtown port-au-prince
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destroyed from the earthquake. the area surrounding normally has a lot of tourists, but most of the people here are temporarily homeless. most of the homes have been destroyed. across the street it has become a catch site. not only are people here because they no longer have homes but people are scared about the aftershocks and are afraid if they go in a structure that has been damaged it can be destroyed. people don't want to go indoors. that is why they are staying outdoors this is a third floor of a school. small children during the day, continuing education for adults in the late afternoon and evening. adults were in this classroom when the earthquake happened. you can tell looking at the chairs, handbags and books how quickly they escaped. people here survived but the people on the other side, many of them did not. you can see the rubble, the open wall and we see several bodies
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that are down there right now. >> it is remarkable what one sees out there and the people here have to face every moment of the day and after a while, you know, it kind of takes on a life of its own. i don't want to say it seems normal, but it becomes kind of just the way things are. >> we have seen so many bodies on the streets and you start getting -- and it is horrifying -- used to it. the traffic was backed up and the reason is there were so many bodies in the street. it is horrifying the things we've seen. >> it is the kind of thing no one should ever get used to and no one should ever think this is the way it should be. as we've been saying, this is stupid death at this point. people are dying who don't need to die. they are dying because they are not getting enough aid, enough experienced personnel on the
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ground that can save their lives with simple things like antibiotics that cost a few cents. >> i'm wondering if port-au-prince can ever get back to the way it was before this. >> which was a struggle in the best of times. >> when we come back, dr. sanjay gupta is at a local hospital, fatally understaffed, overflowing with people in need. next on this "360" special "saving haiti." ou think all batteries are the same... consider this: at iowa lakes community college, the students learn to keep america's wind turbines going and to keep them safe, the only battery they trust in their high voltage meters are duracell rechargeables. so whether you're responsible for tomorrow... or enjoying today... it just has to work. duracell smart power. duracell trusted everywhere
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as you mightage lots of people devastated. the things that is upsets the most is the search. it's heartbreaking on a major street here in port-au-prince by the airport. there are four people laying dead on the side of the road. two have been covered in white sheets, as you can see. two have been covered with a cardboard box. one of them is a little girl. in the best of times haiti's medical system is woefully inadequate. after tuesday's earthquake clinics, hospitals were overflowing with the injured, dead and dying.
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dr. sanjay gupta visited clinics where people were waiting hours, days for help and a lot of them died as they waited. >> what you are looking at is a makeshift mortuary in a hospital that is still up and running, if you can call it that. over the past few hours we have seen dozens of bodies taken to a truck where they are taken to another ground. the bodies not being identified. so much of the attention is focused here on patients alive, in desperate need of medical care. i want to try to walk through here and give you a different perspective on what is happening in the aftermath of this natural disaster. dozens of patients lining the halls. here you have patients on cardboard boxes like this. they hardly have any resources. trying to care for patients like him. no gauze, hardly any bandages,
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very few ivs. to get antibiotics or pain medication is difficult. you see crush injuries, penetrating injuries. you see this gal who we talked to earlier who has a broken leg. they are literally using some ace wrap and a wooden board to keep her leg stable. it is jungle medicine, primitive, sometime cans work but hardly ever does. more cardboard boxes. another splint, again, using a wooden board like that to try and offer stability. they are trying to take that off to examine the leg. the man that is doing that is not a doctor. it is his friend. let's keep walking through here. as we make our way out of the hospital, you can see how busy this place is. this is where you want to be. this is an actual hospital. out here is where things get more challenging. this is where you have areas of makeshift tents, patients in
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these cloth tents who are brought here because there is nothing else that can be done for them. they have no resources at all to be able to take care of them so the health care personnel bring these patients out here to try and get them out of the way to take of more patients. you probably have never seen anything like this, stretchers under trees, ivs hanging from trees. this is what is happening in haiti, in port-au-prince. outside on the streets, patients know about this place and they keep coming here. take a look at throng waiting line, people waiting to be seen. they will continue waiting for hours and days. as i was telling you about the patients waiting outside another truck pulls up. this is the reality for a lot of people. these are two patients who are deceased. been brought to the hospital as their loved ones simply looking
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for a place, something to do with their bodies. >> i want to talk to sanjay. you may be hearing singing there are several hundred people in a park behind me who have living there. they sing, pray and try to keep their hope and faith alive. that is what we are hearing. sanjay, what is the situation? a bunch of international doctors arrived but were told to leave by the u.n. because of security concerns. >> that's exactly right. i have never been in a situation quite like this. it is quite ridiculous. in fact, there's lots of patients over here. come over here and take a quick look. as far as your eye can see there are patients lined up in this outside tent and critically ill patients in the inside tent. the doctors were asked to leave
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by the u.n. anderson, you not going to be able to see this, but if you take a gander by the gate, an ambulance just pulled up now. three more patients who were critically ill, they don't know where to bring them. they were thinking they would bring them here because they heard about these tents. patients with traumatic amputati amputations, hardly any medical facilities, the nurses and doctors have left. there are hardly any supplies here as well. you can see the situation unfolding here, anderson. it is difficult. >> so, i mean, people will die tonight. people could very easily die tonight who are there because they are not getting treated, right? >> well, you know, i'm trying to treat them, anderson. it is an odd sort of thing, position that i'm in. there is a patient here who has significant necrosis, parts of
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her leg died as a result of crush injury, i, without laboratories am trying to assess what is best for her. another patient has a significant injury resulting in avp amputation. we are trying to take care of her as well. trying to do the best we can with what limit supplies they have left me. i have a stethoscope. i ammon toring the patients' vital signs the best i can. i'm looking for some help. >> the united nations has troops here, thousands of troops here and have for a long time. they could have ten troops there if they are so concerned about the security situation to keep the -- to have the doctors leave because of some theoretical risk when you know for a fact people may die who are patients, it just -- i find it stunning they made that decision. >> i try and explain things all
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the time. this one is inexplicable to me, frankly. anderson, let me show you, again, ambulance now pulling in. they have nowhere to go. this is it. frankly, i am it right now because there are no doctors or other nurses here. trying to tell them we are completely left in the lurch here. we don't have the supplies to take care of the patients. one of the most frustrating things i have ever been involved in. i feel really helpless. we are going to see what we can do. we have to figure this out. >> this gentleman needs to be done right away. they have two patients who have legs. >> okay, anderson. we are going to do this. >> three patients with amputations. >> sanjay, you've got your hands full there. we are going to let you go. do what you can.
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and just do what you can. our coverage continues in a moment. we'll be right back. i'm don lemon. as you just saw on anderson cooper 360 some earthquake victims in haiti watched their doctors and nurses walk away after a belgian medical team evacuated the field hospital because of safety concerns. the doctors told cnn they were told to evacuate by the united nations. a coordinator from the belgian team said he ordered his team to leave. still cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta stayed through the night and
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monitored the patients. the belgian doctors returned this morning. in the meantime this is the scene that played out in port-au-prince where aid is pouring in but people are growing increasingly despondent. for some people it is too late. bodies can be seen in port-au-prince, mass graves have been dug outside of the city. there is no official death toll. a new sign the world is paying close attention, the secretary of state hillary clinton spend several hours in haiti today. a show of unity from presidents. president obama has put former presidents bush and clinton in charge of the fund-raising effort. it is down to the wire in massachusetts in a senate race there. president obama heads there to campaign for the democratic candidate martha coakley. polls suggest scott brown is within striking distance.
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i want my family to now i'm okay in port-au-prince. i'm very lucky. >> there, okay, many more are not. as many as 50,000 dead according to the american red cross. those numbers are estimates. there are some people trapped under buildings pancaked on
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them. there is no telling how many people in these buildings. 50,000 is half of haiti's population. imagine if the same percentage of american population is killed. it is a massive blow. it stares you in the face everywhere you go. we came across a family who was going to bury their loved ones. we asked to follow them to the cemetery. they said they wanted the world to know who their daughter was, who their sister was and what she meant to them. this is tough to watch. some of the images are graphic, but at the same time, this is too important to ignore. it's become an all too common site, a coffin wheeled down a port-au-prince street. >> this is bridget jean baptiste. she was a journalist. she was teaching a class when the walls collapsed. her father, sisters and brothers
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accompanied the coffin barely noticing the other bodies still laying in the road. bridgette was pulled out of the rubble alive. they couldn't find a doctor to treat her. she wasn't dead when we found her at 11:00. she could have been saved but we couldn't find help. these are the only pictures they have of bridgettte. her family is not sure if there is a space in this cemetery to bury her and they don't have much money to pay for a space. they spent all the money they could find on hrkac ket. they wanted to bring her body here as quickly as possible to try to give her a decent burial. they are going to try to negotiate a deal. at the cemetery they are told to wait there are too many bodies still to be buried. there are tons of dead people, this woman cries, everyone in my house, my neighbors are dead except me.
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my friends, please help us, this man says. isn't there anyone who can help us? help us. god is great. help us to live. every few minutes more bodies arrive. there is no dignity in death in port-au-prince. some families are able to afford coffins. a lot of people are separated from their families so when they die their family doesn't know they are dead and no one knows who these bodies are. they are just brought to the cemetery literally piled into mounds. there are probably 20 or so people here, many of them small children. some of the workers say they are doing the best they can. they are overwhelmed at this point. bridgettte's family is told where they can place hrkac ket. she will be put in an old crypt that has some empty space that
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appeared to belong to another family. there are no songs, no personal eulogies, there is little time and far too much confusion. god in heaven, her father prays, we return to you this girl who is gone. in the name of the father, son and holy spirit, amen. what god gives, her brother says, he takes away a few concrete blocks are used to seal the crypt. one more of this city's dead laid to rest. there is no marker, no flowers, bridgettte jean baptiste is sealed in another tomb. as sad as that family's story is they have a body to bury and graves to visit. tens of thousands of survivors
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don't. their loved ones vanishing, hauled away to mass graves in several locations. government crews have buried 7,000 bodies in a 24 hoff hour period. how accurate those numbers are, there is no way for us to tell. the grim work is far from done. the fight to save a 15-year-old baby. the newborn's father turned to dr. sanjay gupta. we show you what happens ahead on "saving haiti."
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aid is in the pipeline. the u.s. plemed $100 million. it is not coming here fast enough for the haitian people. people are still dying. that is why larry king is devoting a special two-hour "larry king live" monday from 8:00 to 10:00. larry, what made you decide to do this? >> well, anderson, we were gathering together talking. we decided we can reach around the world to do what we can from the people of haiti.
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we can report all we like. we can do some incredible things so we lined up milk jagar, colin powell, seal. a number of guests. if you want to help it is a great way. we ask everyone to join us as we honor our fellow man by taking action on behalf of those in desperate need. haiti, how you can help. >> larry, it is a great thing you are doing. a "larry king live" special two hour special, haiti, how you can help monday 8:00 eastern. join us for that. let's go with the ah...
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sanjay gupta who was asked to help an injured newborn. take a look. >> we are walking through the streets of port-au-prince. get a real idea of what things are like. very little in the way of resources or little in the promise of help. 15-day-old baby. some sort of head injury. they are begging for a doctor. hi. sanjay gupta. >> dr. gupta. can you tell me what happened? specifically?
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>> the house collapsed. the mother died. >> how has she been? hi, sweetie. she is moving both of her arms. that's a good sign. she is moving both of her legs. can you look through there and see if you have anymore gauze. >> i have some big gauze i can cut it down. [ baby crying ] >> shhh. shhh. she has a significant laceration here. what i need to make sure she doesn't have a skull fracture underneath. the good news is i don't think
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she does. that is good. this is okay. no skull fracture underneath here. there is a big laceration underneath her skull. but she is moving all four extremities. hi, sweetie. hi, sweetie. hi. how old is she? >> 15 days. she's going to need some antibiotics. we are going to need to redress this wound. let's go ahead and do that. a piece of that gauze. so this is what is happening out here on the streets of port-au-prince. a 15-day-old baby who was in the earthquake. let me have you hold that for a
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second. so she has no skull fracture. she does have a big laceration. she is going to need antibiotics but does not appear to have a head injury. i think she is going to be okay. she's sucking her thumb. there you go. she should get some antibiotics. we'll try and find some. >> block by block and often with their bare hands people continue to search for survivors. ivan watson was on the scene with one struggle to free a little girl. this is what he saw. >> reporter: you can hear her voice sometimes. an 11-year-old girl is pinned under this rubble.
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and the volunteers here are snaking through a hose to give her some drinking water. she is about ten feet away. you can see the braids of this little girl's hair. she is wearing glasses and she is crying. she is in a lot of pain and crying. she is terribly scared. this little girl, it is kind of hard breaking to hear this, because she is pinned there. her right leg is underneath the concrete and her hands are free and her leg is free and she is talking to us. they are trying to give her some drinking water. they have given her some food already. they only discovered her today, two days after the earthquake. they think there are several other dozen people trapped under the rubble probably did not survive. they are desperately trying to get her out. they are thinking about cutting
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her leg. they have anesthetics, but they don't have blood to help her if they have to cut her leg off to get her out. they don't know what to do. when they cut with this saw, she doesn't like it at all. it hurts a lot. they have put a bible next to her. a pretty little girl, she has braids, black reading glasses and a chipped front tooth. she is terribly scared and her mother is beside herself. this is one case. we were on a neighboring hill top and two french girls were trapped there. only one french fireman working to help them out and he was passing them water. this is something that is replaying itself all across port-au-prince. there are not enough rescue workers to help. these guys say if they could get the right equipment they need they could perhaps lift some of this and get her out without cutting her leg.
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they've pulled -- we don't want to show that, they have pulled a piece of a dead body. this is very difficult. that was next to her. they are trying to free out some area around this little girl and we understand that there are perhaps some 30 other relatives and neighbors who are trapped underneath the rubble. this is just one house. we are seeing scenes like this all over the city. >> ivan watson joins us now. what is the update on this little girl. t it is rather sad. she did not survive, unfortunately. what happened was the evening that we saw her, basically, she was cut free but did not make it through the first round of first aid and then delivery to some kind of a better hospital to treat her wounds which were pretty grave. evidently it seems her right leg was quite crushed. she had bruises on her
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shoulders. >> there is a hospital in cap-haiten that has facilities but it is many hours away. it takes 16 hours to drive there. they couldn't make the trip. >> they were told to go to a hospital three hours' drive away. these are relatives who couldn't even find a power saw for two days to cut this girl free and a small generator to run it. you can just imagine the logistical challenges here. what i think is what is most heartbreaking is on the day we were there we had just come from a posh hotel, what had been a posh hotel where there were dozens and dozens of professional rescue workers from america, chile and france to save other people and dig out bodies from the rubble. nobody was around to help this little girl. >> does'ens of rescue workers at the healthy hotels. on the streets where everyone else lives it is a more sketchy
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personnel? >> the ordinary haitians did not have that service. whatever professional services were out there, they didn't have them. they had to make due with what they had and it wasn't enough to save this 11-year-old girl. >> she has already been buried. you told me her mother doesn't know she is dead yet. >> she was buried friday night. we heard the little girl has been buried and the family is withholding information from the mother for fear she will not be able to handle the emotions of it. >> what was the last thing she said? >> the uncle, and we are getting this information with a spotty line from the uncle, she was so active on thursday. she was talking. i mean, she grabbed hold of my hand and it is just very difficult to kind of explain this but anyway, she said,
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please don't let me die. she said that a few times according to the uncle. >> ivan, appreciate you being with us. our coverage continues in a moment. if you have overactive bladder and you worry your pipes might leak (pipe doctor) ask your doctor about treating with vesicare. (pipe woman) then you could treat yourself to a night out with fewer urges or a day with fewer leaks or a trip with fewer overactive bladder problems. (pipe doctor) once daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle and is proven to reduce frequent, sudden urges and leaks day and night. if you have certain stomach or glaucoma problems, or trouble emptying your bladder,
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in different parts of the city unpeacekeepers are trying to distribute food. they are trying to do it as orderly as possible. these are peacekeepers from bow li yeah. they have lines of people waiting for some time. they are in small groups letting
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these people come through to trucks over here. the desperation for food and water grows so does the fear of disorder and things can turn very quickly. things that are orderly one moment in a split second can turn into a riot. we haven't seen anything large scale at this point but that is a great concern. already there have been some tense moments. chris lawrence found out. >> reporter: we're in the back of a united nations truck heading to the city. we are jammed in tight with supplies that the world food program is going to be delivering to the people of haiti. you can see some the u.n. guards. it is their job to keep some form of order. the truck made it here to the park near the presidential palace. a lot of people starting to push and shove their way, trying to get up to where the food is.
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you can see a lot of the men pushing their way up. haven't seen any of the women be able to get up here. it is swiftly getting chaotic here. they had to stop. they started blowing their whistles and had to stop about ten, 15 minutes ago. it just started back. it seems to last five minutes before it starts getting out of hand. there is a lot of small kids in there that are getting jammed up against other people or they are just getting pushed out of the way entirely. [ speaking foreign language ] >> it is not good like that. what is wrong with the biscuits. >> it is a bad thing. >> what is happening is they are confusing the date that it was packaged on which was 2008 with
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the expiration date which is november 2010. i know it is hard to say but he is basically saying do not accept these biscuits. they are no good. >> they are concerned. the biscuits are very good. they are okay. >> reporter: you can see, everybody is following the truck. they are trying to hold on to the back of it. it is pulling away. a lot of people ended up with nothing. they are running after the truck trying to get it. that truck is gone now. >> this country has a history of a handful of thugs pushing other people around. in a situation like that is often what causes the trouble. >> that was so frustrating to see. people who are stronger snatching food out of the hands of people who are weaker. it just frustrates you to no end. the fact these biscuits, these
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high-energy biscuits the world food program was trying to hand out. it is good food that doesn't expire until the end of the year. a couple of people yelled louder, shouted louder, they got them to throw it away. good food that could have gone to help people ended up on the ground. >> they were spreading false rumors this food wasn't good. >> they spread them loudly and shouted. in a crowded situation like that whoever shouts the loudest is going to get heard. >> it is incredibly frustrating. let's hope in the coming days there is security and order in the food distribution. it can hamper the relief effort. >> getting the food to haiti is one hurdle, getting it out to people without people getting hurt or worse, when i talked to the rep from the world food program he said a successful day today is if nobody gets killed.
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>> chris lawrence, appreciate it. stay safe. still ahead, what comes next for haiti's orphans who were awaiting adoption before the earthquake. a lot of them are sleeping outdoors in these orphanages. a special edition of "360" "saving haiti." businesses of al. feel confident doing what they do best. by protecting your business, your property, your people. you've counted on us for 200 years. let's embrace tomorrow. and with the hartford behind you, achieve what's ahead of you. ♪
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hundreds of people are sleeping in this park called central park in downtown port-au-prince. you see it in soccer fields, any place there is an open field, a little bit of shade, people with congregate. hundreds of people have slept here. they are starting to wake up. some have tents, some have plastic shields, some have nothing at all. we don't know how many children were orphaned in tuesday's
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earthquake, but there were 380,000 orphans in haiti. they were in the process of being adopted. the orphanages are facing more difficult hurdles. >> reporter: survivors of the haiti earthquake. 25 little children who live in a port-au-prince orphanage that partially collapsed while they were inside. they already lost their parents and almost lost their lives. they were lucky to be in a port of a house that did not collapse. now they face dire challenges. there are fears the rest of this orphanage will collapse so the decision is to leave these children outside 24 hours a day. they are so well behaved there is almost no crying, but there is very little smiling. by haiti's standards this is an excellent orphanage, run by two sisters from pittsburgh, jamie
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and ally mcmurderry. they love the children but can't consider moving them inside the house. >> it is buckling and we can hear it. it makes noises like it is falling and rocks fall out of the side of it constantly so we're certainly never going to go back in it. >> reporter: meanwhile food and water supplies are running low. the few stores open strictly ration their supplies. can you explain, you run an orphanage, you need food. >> right. >> reporter: what do they say? >> they don't care. >> yeah, sorry. >> reporter: all these children are in the process of being adopted by american families. in good times the process takes a year and a half or more because of haitian and u.s. government bureaucracy, however for these children now -- >> they don't exist anymore. >> why is that? >> their painerwork was in government offices downtown and their offices are crumbled. >> all crumbled. >> so there's -- that's what they need.
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all of those papers are what they need to get a passport and a visa to go live somewhere else. >> the rest of the people, the the paperwork was there, the people who would do anything about it are under the rubble. >> reporter: these pennsylvania sisters have dedicated their professional lives to helping orphans and now sadly realize this country has so many more as of this week. this coming friday, mtv and cnn are teaming up for an earthquake relief global telethon, hope for haiti, george clooney, wyclef jean. all proceeds will be split among five relief organizations operating in haiti. friday january 22nd, 8:00 p.m. herein. we will be here all week reporting what we
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